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. and we all recall how great it was how great it was to have eight years of george w. bush as president. >> eight years was awesome. i was famous and i was powerful, but i have--i have no desire for fame and power any more. >> eliot: brings back great memories. tough as it may be today we'll try to end the week on a lighter note by taking a look back at the week that was with political satiriskt john fugelsang. >> thank you for having me and talking about the silliness that unites all. >> eliot: let's play this out. what we call it here, ann romney talking about you people. it was an amazing moment. take a listen. >> we have given you all you people need to know to under our financial situation and how we live our life. >> does that sum it all up. >> and it had to be an african-american journalist. i like ann omni. she seems like a great people, great kids, a knockout, ms survivor, lovely lady. i think this was a case they tried to have the romney that appears more human and life like to go out and do damage control and she didn't do it very well. it makes her look more out of touch. th
by presidents like bill clinton and ronald reagan. >> and george w. bush. we've seen this pandering before. george w. bush said he would move the embassy to jerusalem on the day he was inaugurated. the minute he was in office, he reversed that and extended the same as every other president. if we moved our embassy to tel aviv, we would be abandoning, in affect, 40 years of u.s. foreign policy. that is not going to happen. i'm sure president romney would do no such thing no way. >> it's an interesting debate. this is not going to be the end of it. hussein ibish. thank you so much for joining us inside 9inside "the war room"." >> democrats deliver on a long-overdue promise to the lgbt community. plus the 1992 presidential debate is one for the history books. the question is why hasn't history repeated itself? and then later dick cheney takes aim at one of his own. we don't mean a hunting buddy. find out who should take cover. you're in "the war room," and we'll be righththththththththththththththththththththththt (vo) cenk uygur is many things. >>oh really? >>tax cuts don't create jobs. the
that about george w. bush. the whole press would have gone nuts. every once in a while you look at mitt romney and go how did the that guy wind up winning this race? and then you are reminded oh right, he won, because he was running against them. all right. when we come back we're going to do a fun segment. what would we do to mitt romney if we were like fox news? >> if you are running for president, you really can't speak honestly to the american people. in your jeep grand cherokee. and when you do, you'll be grateful for the adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts your speed when approaching slower traffic. and for the blind spot monitoring that helps remind you that the highway might not be as desolate... ...as you thought. ♪ ♪ double miles you can "actually" use. but with those single mile travel cards... [ bridesmaid ] blacked out... but i'm a bridesmaid. oh! "x" marks the spot she'll never sit. but i bought a dress! a toast... ...to the capital one venture card. fly any airline, any flight, anytime. double m
-term president, george w. bush has endorsed mitt romney. boy, could things get any worse for mitt romney? >> i was shocked by could you how quickly they made his romney endorsement into a campaign ad. this was fast. take a look. >> you know, i'm interested in politics. i'm a supporter of mitt romney. i hope he does well. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> most of the media wants to get obama re-elected -- >> the elite media the regular media? >> what does batman have to do with the presidential race? rush limbaugh says it could affect the election. >> rush is having trouble with the name of the villain in the movie. the name of the villain is bane. >> bain. and there's now discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful. >> i think rush may have a point. >> i want to send every job in gotham overseas! there will be blood before i release my tax returns. >> frank sounds like most republican candidates. >> i'm a fiscal and social conservative. ronald reagan is my political idol. >> b
in the correct way so you don't vote republican and stuff like that. >> i think george w. bush's history will judge him far better than the editorialists and the pundits. there are many things that george bush did that are quite admirable. >> the eight years was awesome. i was famous, powerful, but i have no desire for fame or power any more. >> eliot: it may have been awesome for you but not for us. is the fda begin to go act like the fbi? that's next. >> this court has proven to be the knowing, delighted accomplice in the billionaires' purchase of our nation. >> and you think it doesn't affect you? think again. if you have copd like i do you know how hard it can be to breathe and what that feels like. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open a full 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. and it's steroid-free. spiriva does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney prob
in history for 8 years of george w. bush and let's learn the lessons. you know i would like to think, bill you and i have intellectual
george w. bush worked on a spree of fighting wars and the national debt doubled on his watch. >> and president obama with be lower if the republican would have allowed the tax cuts to expire the way jerome bush planned for them to expire. >> stephanie: this is just out of the l.a. times. >> i would love to get posted on "the stephanie miller show" website. >> stephanie: i think we can do that. >> i would do. >> i think that would be wolf. slowest growth of government spending send eisenhower. >> stephanie: we should post this. we'll talk more about it when we get back. it's serious. they're playing chicken with the economy. it's called the fiscal cliff. our elected representatives our republicans friends seem determined to plunge us into financial catastrophe for the sake of political gain. >> this is why congress has a lower approval rating that chlamydia. >> stephanie: 46 minutes after the hour. we'll be back am more jump days with john. >> oh come on, you got to admit this is cool. >> it's "the stephanie miller show." [ ♪ music ♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] >
by the loss of fractactories under the george w. bush administration because bush had no manufacturing policy. now, mitt, if you want to say that international companies coming to america to employ americans for products manufactured for sale in america are not welcome here, well good luck in november and then in your next failed presidential campaign. by the way, you will want to whisper your no-luring foreign investment policy to your fellow republican governors like vp chris christie who just returned offering israeli companies tax breaks for jobs. all of these governors are smart to do anything to create good paying jobs for their people. so was president obama. so sure under president obama, some stimulus money went to some international companies to create american jobs in america, and in contrast, under you mitt romney, american jobs went overseas and a lot of money came back right into your off-shore bank account. now, to discuss these issues and break this down is campaign strategist donnie fowler who has worked on the presidential campaigns of barack o
of george w. bush. barack obama replaced it with a bust of martin luther king, jr. jesus mitt romney where does your loyalty lie? yeah let's put mlk in the back of the bus and put winston churchill right up front. god, romney. and then he gives this interview with brian williams where he asks do you think the brits are off to pulling off the olympics. >> do they look ready to your experienced eye. >> it's hard to know just how well it will turn out. there were a few things disconcerting about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials -- >> oh, this is great. this is great. go to england and dump all over the brits. go there for the olympics and say it looks like it is going to be a total bust. it's hard to say how it will turn out. he didn't make any friends among the brits. >> if you go through all of his mistakes yesterday he is george w. bush. >> no, bush was smooth compared to romney. so i tell you the prime minister really shot back at romney. and basically said you yahoo, what do you know. it's
so you don't vote republican and stuff like that. >> i think george w. bush's history will judge him far better than the editorialists and the pundits. there are many things that george bush did that are quite admirable. >> the eight years was awesome. i was famous, powerful, but i have no desire for fame or power any more. >> eliot: it may have been awesome for you but not for us. is the fda >>it's the place where democracy is supposed to be the great equalizer, where your vote is worth just as much as donald trump's. we must save the country. it starts with you. we know that back to school time means back to school germs. that's why lysol partners with schools all across the country providing resources designed to help teach healthy habits. so make sure you add lysol no touch hand soap and lysol wipes to your "back to school" list. that way, the healthy habits they learn in school will reinforce the good habits you've already taught them at home. to learn more, visit lysol.com/schools. lysol. mission for health. and everyone likes 50% more cash -- well, except her.
for their work to badge the disease including former president george w. bush and talked about his personal life and said he shouldn't be alive because of his lifestyle in the 1980s, but should be 6 feet under but because all of all of the love. >> that's a big conference. even the most hardcore critics of george w. bush will give him credit for the aids stuff. >> a lot of money in it. >> gabby giffords' recovery is going rather well. a year and a half after the shooting, the former congresswoman has made her first trip outside of the u.s. in the french alps. they rode a cable car up to 12,000 feet seeing spectacular views in france, italy and switzerland. >> i took that caballe car. i got off and collapsed with lack of oxygen. i tell you up to 12,000 feet, man, it's thin air. >> and another day another cooking reality show abc announcing a new project called "time machine chef. where they will cook as if they are in a medieval castle feeder.says they will cook with only the most basic tools, a row at thisary system powered by dogs. smith, cocino and elan h
stops off in bordeaux france. >> yeah he is just a big ball of george w. bush and sarah palin combined. >> oh, god. >> let's live into the right-wing world. john bolton. >> i think it has been a very successful trip. i think the his meetings and speech in israel demonstrated the stark contrast between the romney view, and the obama administration view, which is that israel is a large source of the problems in the middle east. >> sure, i think we can all agree on that, can't we? >> sure. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> we can all agree on that. >> i think you would blow up the top ten stories of mitt romney and nobody would notice. [ laughter ] [ buzzer ] >> john scott on foxes news. >> if you know your history, you might recall four years ago when barack obama took the oval office there was this bust of winston churchill that had been prominently displayed that mr. obama sent it back -- >> no george bush sent the bust of churchill back because it was on loan. and barack obama has a different bust of churchill that is still there in the oval office. there are pictures o
are occasionally necessary. >> eliot: kind of how george w. bush reacted to the meltdown in '08, a blank look as if i should i take note. >> an anomaly but not paying attention. >> eliot: matt taibbi, thank you as always for your time. steven colbert can make mitt romney's trip to israel as successful as his trip to england. view finder up next. rupert murdoch's phone-hacking scan l. admitted that that look, we were able to keep a lot of the folks because of the stimulus. >> bill: absolutely. again, do you great work, judd. thank you. all of your colleagues at think progress. we'll see you again next [ male announcer ] the inventors of twix had a falling out, so the production of twix was divided between two separate factories. left twix factory cascades caramel and chocolate onto cookie, while right twix factory flows caramel and chocolate onto cookie. today they share nothing but a wrapper and a driveway. try both and pick a side. i can't stand these spots. those spots are actually leftover food and detergent residue that can rede
of mitt romney. and they will put him in the pocket with george w. bush. >> right. >> and, you know, that's not where you want to be. >> certainly not. and there has been recent focus surrounding mitt romney, and joe, i think it is fair to say that this is a repeat. round three of the bush presidency. and the foreign policy is stock full of neo-cons who will take us back and fight wars here and there. where is the sense of new vision? >> there doesn't necessarily have to be. romney is running a campaign that is very much stealth, talking about issues in a vague kind of way. as governor of massachusetts he doesn't necessarily have a whole lot of experience, so he brings back in some old hands from the bush administration which had a wonderful foreign policy -- being sarcastic there. >> oh, yeah. >> you are talk about john bolton who famously talking about lopping off the top floors of the united nations, and kofer black who is one of the top haunches of the cia before september 11th. and he was also vp of black water. if that's your all-star team then you have serio
w. bush administration president obama talked about renewing the ban but dropped it from his agenda and won't talk about renewing it. there is an excellent article on this situation. we have 90 guns per 100 people. compare that to yemen where there are 61 guns for 100 people and americans purchased 4.5 million out of the 8 millionon ns inforordd worldwidedeac year. >> cenk: congratulations to us. we're number one. yemen is number two. if we keep it up, we'll be just like yemen or yemen may be just like us. i don't know which is worse. what is the solution. >> the big solution is campaign finance reform. you cannot continue to allow the national rifle association to write the gun laws. democrats have cowed to them forever. the democratic party needs--there is a big story with the 50-state solution with democrats, and there is a problem of overreputation of rural areas. the real answer is democrats need to have some balls on this issue. they need to come up and say we'll lose north and south carolina, but we need to control guns. >> cenk: i think the point michael is making is incredi
was having a george w. bush flashback with mitt romney, a string of gaffes and bluster and all of this stuff. from the bush administration. >> it is true. when you look at his foreign policy advisers, 17 of the 24 who are listed on his campaign site were bush officials. and a lot of his rhetoric, when he does lay out a position is sort of harking back to the policies that we saw and i think in many cases failed in the bush administration. >> stephanie: the bush years we all remember so warmly. michele, thank you for your time this morning. hope to talk to you again as the campaign rolls along. there she goes, michele flournoy >> he criticized islamic countries for voting in islamic leaders. >> stephanie: how dare they. >> mormon elders? >> stephanie: wow! is there anyone he hasn't pissed off this week? [ applause ] >> comparing the -- the gdp between israel and palestine. palestine is being occupied by israel. >> stephanie: all right. more stinky poor people to him. okay. 58 minutes after the hour. right back
of the leadership qualities that we want in a president. george w. bush whom we rarely invoke for anything positive, at least had a clarity of thought so people said we know what he thinks. and the rap on john kerry in '04 was the flip-flopping. >> romney is just following -- the weird thing is he's still having to play so much to his base. his entire base had the same 180 on roberts as well. so he's gotta go out there and he still for some reason, has not solidified his base. you cannot continue to talk to the tea party and the rest of america at the same time and not look crazy to one of them. >> right. >> you have to get to the point where you're above these kind of petty attacks on supreme court justice and say i don't agree with the decision but i'm not going to go attack john roberts because it is beneath me. he's sitting on the supreme court. the chief justice of the united states. but he's still stuck in those kinds of arguments and still playing to bill kristol the editorial page. here we are heading into july and
't think it's ever been a secret, though. i mean you look at the george w. bush. >> this reinforces maybe? >> right. i don't think that's in dispute -- i wondhe were not to change topics. the president where he announces he was going to go out fighting for tax cuts, to extends the bush tax cuts for those making under 250,000, how that will play with the broader g.o.p. but mostly how mr. romney will respond to that. >> right. so daniel stone covers the white house for newsweek daily beast, mentioning that as we talked it hasn't yet been announced. it's not officially yet on the president's schedule but it's reported this morning widely that the president will make an announcement in the rose garden sometime today where he will call for congress to extend the nother year for every american making under $250,000 a year. which, of course is the vast majority, the 99%. >> right. >> and those making over $250,000, their taxes would go would go back up. whether he can get it through congress or not, right, i guess, the question is: the political viability of
with the exception of ron paul, all came forward and said let's do exactly what george w. bush did and call it something different. and it seems to me the republican party at this point are only good at two things redistribution of wealth to the top 2% and convincing social conservatives that this is a good thing. suzannea is calling us from illinois. good morning. >> hi. i have advise for david axelrod. i live in illinois and i have had robo calls saying terrible things about the president. if my son would have answered the phone, you know, he loves the president. they talk about it in school. my 9-year-old school -- >> can i ask what terrible things the robo calls were saying? >> i have had normal things before, but this is like obama is a traitor, he's coming to get you. and i blame the republican party for getting calls like that. i think it's public harassment. >> i agree. but citizens united you are going to see a lot more of that especially in the swing states. and if mitt romney gets to have donald trump doing robo calls for him, then we get to call it what it i
presidential choice. joe? >> no way! >> jennifer: tell me why. >> two words -- three words george w. bush. two words and an initial. that's all people would talk about. she's never been personally vetted. does she really want to go through people digging through her past? she's shown no inclination. >> jennifer: is it an effort from the romney team to divert from the bain stuff? >> it is a weird way to divert. i agree with joe. it will not be somebody who overshines mitt romney. they will not make that mistake. it will be another boring guy that looks like maybe a new car salesman to mitt romney's used car salesman. >> jennifer: we're back to joe's prediction. i gotta go unfortunately. thank you so much for joining us. next filmmaker marc levin shares the emotional tales of middle class unemployment. you want to know why bain is important. watch this next. we'll visit a new mini series for political junkies who love scandal. >> first of all, i'm divorced. secondly, i was involved in a diplomatic crisis all da
, you say who came up with this. >> i heard yesterday george w. bush said he retroactively resigned before the iraq war started. >> their campaign has given us the etch-a-sketch. talk about message discipline, this is not a campaign. you know another thing that occurs to me campaign that is run so poorly, you begin to wonder whether the guys managerial skills, the only thick he is running on, really exist. >> what is amazing, they have narrowed his whole appeal to bain capital. right? his experiences at bain. not governor of massachusetts. >> that's right. >> not his leadership of the olympics. it's all about bain capital. >> right. >> they sort of, you know built their own nest here. >> the reason they can't talk about his tenure as governor is he actually did something good as far as health care with an individual mandate. in the world of the republican party, that's become anathema. one thing he may have talked about substantively is off the table. >> with an individual mandate and a responsibility penalty if you don't buy it or whatever they
there was no rational basis for justifying it. she was a george w. bush appointee. in fact, five different federal judges have voted against the defense of marriage act and it heads to the supreme court soon based on this track and there's progress all over the map in fact democrats are now thinking of putting it in their party platform and pass unilaterally in the first round. they will determine if it goes in the platform or not. when you look at the whole country, there's gigantic movement. look at this, 57% in 2001. used to oppose gays and lesbians being allowed to marry legally. only 35% were in favor. now it has flipped around. 48% are in favor and 44% are against. so that is just a gigantic amount of movement in a little over a decade. then president obama came out and said he was for gay marriage. that moved some democrats as well. since he has said that, well, the country is on a similar path here as you can see. it has gone from 47% to 38%. it has gone up a tiny bit. we don't know if that's statistically signif
. >> stephanie: speaking of george w. bush guess who will be skipping the convention in tampa. >> george w. bush. >> i got -- >> stephanie: his spokesman says he supports governor romney which is probably why he's staying away. scat. cnn survey found bush to be the only living president with a fayeable rating below 50%. [ wah wah ] >> that takes some doing. >> stephanie: yeah. okay. all right. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] meanwhile, president obama and the -- warned mitt romney would be squeezing more money out of seniors by turning medicare into a voucher program. romney accused obama of putting his needs against those -- putting his needs above those of the nation. what? huh? i don't understand most of romney's attack. what? president broadened his attack on support for the house plan that would change medicare from a fee for service program into one where future returns -- helpful vouchers. >> here's $20. go cure your cancer. >> caught rise your -- cauterize your wounds with coupons. >> stephanie: is that
goods store. meaning what? george w. bush is drinking again. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> why did you do that? >> because it was hot! bath salts making somebody hot and crazy again. >> stephanie: did you see george w. bush did an interview. he has that same vocabulary recall. he said eight years was awesome and i was famous and i was powerful. >> i'm interested in politics. he said that. he actually said i'm interested in politics. really? should have paid more attention to it while you were running the country. >> stephanie: new chapter in his life. one that is awesome. >> i would know about chapters if i ever read books. >> stephanie: he said my time as president is over. did i what i did. striving for a legacy is a complete waste of time. a legacy will emerge with recent times. >> stephanie: the legacy thus far, worst president ever! >> mitt romney meeting with everybody from the bush administration to get tips on how to run things. >> stephanie: dick cheney was huddling with republicans on capitol hill yesterd
bring up a good point. he has the same daddy issues that george w. bush had. >> oh, god. >> and when he loses the election in november he is going to accuse his father for it. >> yep. yep. all right. god save us from rich white boys that have daddy issues. >> yeah, we have had enough of that. >> contrast obama's ability to ad lib and romney. these trees are the right size. >> do you have the same look on your face when you watch him on tv. i'm like what are you? >> just don't talk. >> we were saying i don't know how i'm going to get through the election because of the fact that he is so irritating. >> he is not authentic. >> yeah he is like the movie popcorn butter. he is like a human-like substance. >> it's yellow and oily -- >> it's like a chinese knockoff of a human. >> japanese robots that try to convey emotion, but they just don't quite do it. >> yeah, he is like he's an earlier version that they haven't perfected yet. >> yeah, he is like one of those early, early pringles. >> right. >> it seemed like space food. >> yeah, like space ice cream. >> they didn't find t
it happened under george w. bush. doesn't give the guy credit for wanting -- for opposing him on healthcare. opposes him on trying to give 98% of americans a tax cut. romney, barack obama -- he said nice guy but in over his head. then he accuses obama of running a negative campaign? and then he has the audacity to say hey i'm against everything you stand for but look at me! i'm your friend. >> if you want a president who will make things better in the african-american community you are look at him. >> bill: oh, god. >> romney: take a look. [ laughter ] >> bill: here i am! not to mention he was a bishop of the mormon church and the mormon church wouldn't even accept black members until 1997, right? or to the priesthood until 1997. >> romney: take a look. >> bill: romney was a bishop then. he never opposed that policy, not that we know of, right? and then finally in front of this group he has the audacity to say that he's going to repeal the affordable care act. >> romney: i'm going to eliminate every nonsense
. romney refused to name his top campaign raisers, commonly called bundlers. obama, george w. bush john mccain all named their bundlers. romney's refusal to release bundlers is really sticks his finger in the eyes of citizens who need this information to make an assessment -- >> mitt romney is securing big money from -- he should be careful about throwing stones from his big glass house. and they are expected to block a vote on the disclose act which would require anonymous groups to disclose who is backing their political advertising. this is a confusing line of attack for romney? i maintain, jim, i think he is working for the obama campaign [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> i think this whole thing may be staged. >> or maybe he is having a brain-related event. >> carol you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, carol. >> hi, steph. i have a question for anybody to answer. it seems the top 1% are the job creators, and the bush tax cuts have been in since, i don't know, six, seven eight years. >> yep. >> i want to know what these creators have been creating. certainl
's the impact is same as george w. bush that two state solution and they have got to stop building the settlement. bush said that day-in and day-out. as you know, bush never went to israel in his first term. right? so i just think i guess maybe we have an obligation as reporters to try to find out what the truth is you know. >> right. no. i hear you. this speech, itself is interesting and it comes a couple of days after obama signed legislation that increases military aid to israel but looking at romney's remarks, he made the point that as american shouldn't just be military intelligence and those who seek to undermine israel maybe out over the base but i have not really heard recently an implicit specific case made as to what those criticisms are. i am not a foreign policy expert by any extent. >> one other thing when romney is in jerusalem, he gives an interview to david muir of abc and david muir said you travel overseas but you still got these political problems back at home. there is a lot of flap about your tax returns and romney repeated he was on
supports, barack obama supports that george w. bush supported. why can't we start right there, and get that passed this year? no reason except our insanity. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." ♪ >> a new ad we will play for you when we come back here with lynn sweet, chicago sun times methderr death shiner from row call and bill cress part full-court press. you are welcome to join our conversation at 866-55-press. we will be right back. >> this is the bill press show. of sununu, you're wrong. mitt romney, you're wrong. we need more teachers, not fewer teachers and more cops and more firefighters that support our her unique mix of comedy and politics to current tv. >> it's like a reality show, they're just turning cameras on and we just do our thing. >>politically direct to me means no b.s., the real thing, cutting through the clutter. i'm energized to start my show everyday because it's fun, because i care about what's going on in this country, rather than some sort of tired banter it is actual water cooler talk it's the way people really talk about these
a tax break under george w. bush. and where did the jobs go? eight million jobs lost. doesn't work. under president clinton 22 million new jobs created. president obama just wants to put the tax rate -- top tax rate back to where it was under bill clinton, the best period of economic growth in modern american history. john's calling from lake city, tennessee. hey, john, what do you say? good morning. >> bill: john, are you there? hey, john, wake up. let's go out to -- get your chance john. you can't be asleep at the switch dude. barbara is calling from chicago. what do you say barbara? >> caller: good morning, how you doing? don't cut me off. >> bill: i wouldn't think of cutting you off. >> caller: president obama was right. for giving the middle class a tax break. we're the ones that go out in this country and buy stoves, reic from raters and cars in homes. what about them three democrats pelosi mendez and chuck as usual, can't be on the same page. wow. and then when you give tax breaks to people l
not ready for the delicate dance when handling the nations abroad. who said that? >> george w. bush. >> some fancy nato -- >> who's name you can't pronounce. >> yeah. >> so you have skipped right over there. >> guess where mittens is less popular than england? massachusetts. this is unprecedented, they went through all of the numbers in all of the years, he is 21 percentage points behind obama in his home state, which is -- is -- is -- [♪ somber music ♪] >> who was involved in the 1946 election. >> i don't remember. >> that guy you can't pronounce. >> look at here -- lyndon b johnson trounced goldwater in 1964. goldwater still care rid his home state of arizona. how about that mittens? [♪ fun-facts music ♪] >> have you guys seen the olympic buttons, the pins that were put out when mitt ran the olympics, that were by the way made in china -- >> yeah >> one is a baseball hat that says mitt happens. [ laughter ] >> that i think -- i don't know why it is a baseball mitt, i think that's cute -- >> precious. >> they don't play baseball in the winter olympi
still in tel aviv. it is similar to a promise that george w. bush made in 2000. he said he would move the embassy to jerusalem. never got around to doing it. >> bill: never got around to doing it because his policy were the same policies as ronnald reagan and daddy bush before him as well as bill clinton the future of jerusalem should be part of the negotiations between the palestinians and the israelis correct? >> correct. >> bill: that's been the going position of the united states. >> you don't want to predetermine the status of jerusalem. >> bill: doesn't mitt romney know that? >> he's incurring favor with the voter block back home and with the israelis there. this is part of the pattern with them. this pandering. this knowing your audience. staying the -- says the things that you want your audience to hear. >> bill: in the same speech, he says that he didn't call for a bombing iran but he said if israel does it, then -- >> this is the more important part. this, as you see it now consistent in his statements
that when obama took office there was a trend line because of george w. bush. so he can't have it both ways. and it just -- so i think you -- the obama campaign is caught romney talking out of both sides of his mouth again. and his campaign talking out of both sides of his mouth, and it's effective. and not only is mitt romney different from you and i because of his gawealth, but he is a different sort of character who is uncaring about the middle class and giving morning some sort of safety net, and i think that resinates. >> absolutely. i'm curious whether you think he is going to be able to get away with not releasing his tax returns. mitt romney says he know nothing about his off-shore investments. >> that's a blind trust. >> really blind. >> maybe because he hasn't bought one of those islands in the bahamas yet. >> i think people felt like for the of the spring fine but there does come a point where there is a tipping point. and i think we have reached it. and i think we saw this great column the other day comparing mitt romney with his father and didn't take a
articulate. so -- you know, on it and it is just ridiculous. especially after george w. bush. >> john: i was doing fox and friends and gretchen carlson threw that at me. what about the teleprompter? i said you just had a president who couldn't speak without drooling unless he had a teleprompter and i was not invited back into the studio for a very long time. >> that's the only way to be on fox and friends is to say something that won't you get invited back. >> john: there are nice people at fox news. a lot of people that work there and they realize they've made a pact with satan and kissed the cloven hoof. you can tell when he's not using prompter because every person uses word fillers. for the president, it is um. >> tony? >> it drives me nuts. one thing you know when he's not reading the prompter, he'll go uh um. >> john: mrs. clinton is a big you know. i used to watch her on c-span. george bush when not on prompter, his line was duh duh. >> wasn't there some speculation in one of the debates in 2004 he actually had
on the bench next to you and say, you know what, you're done. [ whistling ] george w. bush you're done. so go away. stop giving interviews about how happy you are. >> eight years is awesome. i was famous, powerful, but i have no desire for fame and power any more. i crawled out of the swamp i'm not crawling back in. >> you're out that have swamp. that sounds awesome especially because we're all still in that swamp. which wish you were here so we could feed you to an alligator. you're done. [ whistling ] >> kimkim il-jong you're kim i-l kim. stop looking like that high school who really wants to show me the sixth spoiler on on the mitsubishi eclipse. and mitt romney you're done. >> approach tax in a very different way than in the past. the opposition people look for anything they can find to distort, twist and try to make negative. i want to make this a campaign about the economy and create jobs and they want to make this about a campaign of attacking people. >> this is going to be negative ads. how about spring cheese for stringing us all along instead of just showing us your tax return. alt
foolish they are. >> stephanie: i love that george w. bush is out there as much as possible. >> awesome. my years as president were awesome. >> i really don't want to be in the public eye any more and i feel a certain sense of liberation not being out there. eight years as awesome. i was famous, powerful, and i have no desire for fame and power. >> then why are you still talking? >> shut up. >> stephanie: because he has in a book on how to fix the economy. >> we're still trying to fix his economy. >> i crawled out of the swamp i'm not crawling back in. you know, i'm interested in politics. i'm a supporter of mitt romney. i hope he does well. but you know, he can do well without me. >> stephanie: that was at least leastat leasthe said that one when the elevator door was closing on him. i'm nor for romney. who cares. robert in detroit. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi robert. >> caller: this is a sad day in america when a person like romney can be nominee for president. he is everything wrong with america. he's a hypocrite, a liar he's a racist he's a chauvinist, he's a bigot. an
attacks than even george w. bush and dick cheney launched not that i am entirely happeny with those. one thing you can't say is president obama has been soft on terror. two other aspects about the romney campaign i wanted to talk with you about this morning and get your comments on. first of all mitt romney's first stop is the olympics. this is one that is a little fraught with danger on at that couple of fronts three fronts, i would say. one is that romney is using the olympics, of course, as a chance to raise money. it's got a fundraiser with the very people we were just talking about with eliot spitzer from barclay's bank. the very people who were in the heart of this rigging the rates on bank loans, thereby impacting consumers worldwide including mortgage home loans, car loans and whatever here in the united states. clark clay's bank giving a fundraiser for mitt romney. he doesn't care if they are under investigation in the u.k. he doesn't care if there are hearings in the united states about this. he is walking into a fund razor $75,000 $75,000 a
the opportunity i was referring i remember that george w. bush in 2000 when he was running made some statement -- i know i'm paraphrasing horribly here -- when he said these people in congress ought to realize you can't balance the budget on the backs of the poor or something. he differed from the republican leadership on congress. this was an opportunity for romney to say you know, let's just be honest with the american people right? what this is if you don't buy -- if you can afford insurance and you don't buy it, you're going to have to pay a penalty. there was an opportunity to show some independence. >> right except the problem was it was -- what would otherwise have been a high-minded move. this is about semantics. what it is what it is. it was undermined by the fact it was a defensive thing. it was fighting a long-ago battle about what he did in massachusetts. i think a lot of people seem to be under the impression john roberts went in and changed the legislation somehow. it is all about him trying to find a way to
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